We received advance copies of Photographing South Wales by Drew Buckley last week and they were fine and to our usual high standard of production.
We were expecting to ship your signed copy as soon as we received the main shipment this week.
However, yesterday I went down to our distributor, who had received the entire print run, to inspect sample copies and there was a problem with white flecks on some of the photographs.
Closer inspection, involving going through seven pallets of books, showed that the majority of books had this problem.
I immediately liaised with the printer—who we have used for all nine of our current books without a problem—and it was a quality control issue at their end.
The printing company is now reprinting the whole run of books and we will keep you informed of the expected arrival date.
I apologise for this delay. I do know some people are going down South Wales soon.
In a small way of compensation, if you want to purchase any of are other current titles (not South Wales), please use the coupon code – SORRY – at the check out and this will deduct 25% off the RRP of the book, along with free UK shipping. This coupon is good until the end of the year.
We do really appreciate your support of fotoVUE, thank you for your pre-order of Drew’s beautiful book and I hope that you can stick with us.
If you ordered other fotoVUE books at the same time as your pre-order for South Wales, those books have been despatched.
Again apologies for this delay.
Director – fotoVUE
PRE-ORDER HERE Your book will be mailed out END OF AUGUST.
Here’s a quick peak at what there is to look forward to: PRESS THE CENTRE FULL SCREEN ICON (the square thingy) IF VIEWING ON A LAPTOP OR TABLET.
Drew Buckley is one of the UK’s top landscape and wildlife photographers — in fact when it comes to photography he has more strings on his bow than that. For the last four years, Pembrokeshire based Drew has been busy writing about and photographing the most beautiful locations for photography in South Wales.
And now his book, Photographing South Wales (448 pages, 62 locations, over 500 photographs) will be published on the 2nd August. You can purchase a pre-order copy signed by Drew, with free UK shipping at our shop for £22 (SRP £27.95 on publication). PRE-ORDER HERE
If you aren’t familiar with South Wales it should be one of the top landscape destinations in the UK, its magnificent rocky coastline faces west and south, and is lined with limestone and sandstone cliffs, split by coves and sandy beaches, with peninsulas and headlands jutting out in to the ocean. Inland of the Gower and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park there are lagoons and woodland, the majestic peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park and one of the best locations for autumn woodland and waterfall photography, the aptly named Waterfall Country near Neath.
Drew is well known for his wildlife photography and he takes us on a guided tour of Skomer Island and its summer puffins and further north to the red kites near the Elan Valley.
South Wales literary and cultural history is described with a visit to Dylan Thomas’s writing shed at Laugharne, and numerous castles, churches, stone circles and villages. He takes us around the urban architecture of Cardiff Bay and the Severn bridge, with a sneak across the border to visit Symonds Yat Rock and Ross-on-Wye.